Two police officers arrested for demanding free fuel

wo police officers are presently being detained in Kisumu for allegedly assaulting a petrol station attendant and demanding for free fuel.

Police Constable Valentine Ochieng, based at Mogotio Police Station, and AP Constable Julius Oduor, based at Maramanthi AP post in Tharaka Nithi, were arrested Thursday night.

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The officers reportedly stormed a petrol station at Kachok on Kisumu-Nairobi road on two motorcycles and accosted a tanker driver demanding to know why he was offloading fuel at the station at night.

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The police officers, during the 1am incident, then reportedly ordered the attendant to fill the two motorcycles with fuel.

According to a police report seen by a local daily, an argument ensued and the two officers started beating the tanker driver as well as the petrol station attendant.

Boda boda riders stationed near the petrol station intervened and alerted other police officers on patrol who then arrested and locked up the duo at Kisumu Central Police Station.

The two are expected to be arraigned in court to face charges of assault and causing disturbance.

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